Boston Marathon adjusts for inclement weather

Runners approach the 24-mile marker at the 2018 Boston Marathon last April

Runners approach the 24-mile marker at the 2018 Boston Marathon last April

Runners train for months to qualify and prepare for the Boston Marathon, one of the world's most prestigious marathons.

Former University of OR runner Jordan Hasay, who trains professionally with the Nike Project finished third in the 2017 Boston Marathon before missing previous year with an injury. But it's not as cold as expected, with temperatures in the 60s as runners arrived instead of the 30s that were initially forecast. Boston will see a few showers cross the area Monday morning, and some could be heavy - but rain should be east of the area by 9 a.m.

Defending champions Des Linden and Yuki Kawauchi have said they're not bothered by the forecast for a rainy, windy day because they won past year in similar conditions. The new schedule does away with the previously planned 25-minute delay between waves, reducing the time runners would have to wait in bad weather.

Weather is a bit hairy out there this morning, with possible thunderstorms and a temperature of 64 degrees F. Winds are projected at 18 miles per hour from the southwest with humidity of 76 percent.